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 Post subject: Desmond Trufant ?
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I thought it might be cool to have another TRU, but after watching some YouTube highlights, he seemed to be in postion but was not to fond of tackling. I am not a UW follower. Is this just bad clips or what is the word on this guy?


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I like Tru, actually. I'd consider a late 3rd even. And, feel free to rip that, because I have NO idea where he's slotted to go, none. But, he feels like a late 3rd, but would be an upgade over his brother or Lane in the slot. IMO.


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Athletic and instinctive, Trufant has demonstrated legitimate NFL coverage ability and helped his cause by showing improved overall physicality. Though he's seen considerable time in both man and zone concepts, he has the fluidity and straight-line speed to handle coverage duties and has proven ball skills. While flashing physicality, Trufant really improved his tackling skills and form as an open field tackler. 2nd Rnd grade.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/play ... nd-trufant

Him or Jordan poyer would be a great slot guy IMO. I want Tru, he maybe end up better than his brother

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 Post subject: Re: Desmond Trufant ?
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Never really was a fan of the younger Tru


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 Post subject: Re: Desmond Trufant ?
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I'm a Husky, and I wouldn't take him even as a UDFA.

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 Post subject: Re: Desmond Trufant ?
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Athletic and instinctive, Trufant has demonstrated legitimate NFL coverage ability and helped his cause by showing improved overall physicality. Though he's seen considerable time in both man and zone concepts, he has the fluidity and straight-line speed to handle coverage duties and has proven ball skills.
While flashing physicality, Trufant really improved his tackling skills and form as an open field tackler. 2nd Rnd grade. Him or Jordan poyer would be a great slot guy IMO. I want Tru, he maybe end up better than his brother.


Thats practically plagiarism. Next time provide the link. Here it is.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664486/desmond-trufant


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I sighted in the original post I put it in. I will be more careful

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The Pac-12 is hell on CB's. Pure hell. Reggie Williams torched Marcus, jus saying.

I'm corny, but I think the Hawks should lean towards local, talented players whenever possible. Adds to the "program" atmosphere.


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I would have no problem with Trufants brother or maybe Earls little brother Seth Thomas at McNeese State.


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Local guys are also easier to resign typically.

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Don't think it would ever happen. Trufant will probably go in the round 2-4 range, and Seattle won't likely take a CB that early. If they did, it would be for a bigger, more "freak of nature" type.

I think Trufant will have a long NFL career but will never sniff a pro-bowl.


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D Trufant reminds me of Kelly Herndon...only Des has better cover skills. Herndon was underrated as a tackler - that lil bastard loved to mix it up. Loved him.

I think Trufant would fit in just fine on the Seahawks, although I agree its unlikely they'll pick a corner that high. He plays bigger than he is.


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How cold would it be to draft the younger Trufant then cut the older Trufant to make space for him?

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Hawken-Dazs wrote:
I'm a Husky, and I wouldn't take him even as a UDFA.


That's absurd. Trufant has decent ball skills, great athleticism, and a knack for the big play. There is absolutely nothing wrong with him that warrants black-listing him from your team.

More than likely he'll go in the 2nd or 3rd, and I personally don't think this team needs him enough. But if he were there in the 5th? Sure.

At one point he was being talked about as a 1st-rounder. I'd personally have a conniption if he were drafted by the Seahawks anywhere near the first few rounds. He's talented, but he's honestly not THAT good.


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I like Trufant. I think he's a really good player. His problem was that for about 3 years he was the only good player on the defense. That tends to wear a guy out. He's definitely NFL material and I'd love to have him. He kind of reminds me of Willie Williams. Willie was a really good nickel DB in his prime and they called him Mighty Mouse. He hit hard, and covered well. Willie was never meant to be a starting press corner, but when he was used on the slot guy he played really well.

I think Desmond is every bit the player Josh Wilson is and then some, and he's still playing in the NFL. I will never understand the distaste for the Trufants by some of you here. I have no horse in the whole huskies vs. cougars race. I have seen all 3 Trufant brothers play and I thought they were all very gifted college players and NFL quality players. I guess we'll see if Desmond makes a team. I think he'd fit in great with the Seahawks. He and Lane as gunners and guys who fill in would be awesome. They'd be a great set of backups since WT3 has no future due to injuries and Marcus' career is winding down. I think Desmond is better than Maxwell, and with the emphasis the team is putting on getting more pass rush, then it makes sense to load up on DB's and start using them to blitz as well. Put Browner in a position to blitz and have a true DB in there to cover. Makes sense to me to go and get a gifted DB this year in the mid-rounds.

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He was a stand out on a Nick Holt defense, seen where he was out of position frequently though going for big plays under him.

Seen him a few times this season and he looked much more rounded and played smarter or at least more disciplined.

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 Post subject: Re: Desmond Trufant ?
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I kind of think we already have Desmond Trufant on our roster, and I'm not talking about his brother. Jeremy Lane is pretty damn similar in size, strengths, and weaknesses.

I wouldn't be opposed to getting Trufant, but it would have to be pretty late.


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Monday Trufant made some noise at the Senior Bowl practice by being physical and mandhandling Wheton. At least according to SB nation.

Or, they ripped off my take on Trufant, that he plays alot bigger than he is. Physical dude.


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Don't draft local just because your homers.. Jeez


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Treefiddy wrote:
Don't draft local just because your homers.. Jeez


I dont think anyone here was talking about the Seahawks drafting him. Jeez.


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Hawken-Dazs wrote:
I'm a Husky, and I wouldn't take him even as a UDFA.

An absolutely ridiculous statement.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Tru drafted as high as the second round. He'll be very good depth and will be a starting caliber CB in the NFL

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At the senior bowl he was doing quite well. Has press skill, then turns to get his eyes on the ball. Competitive guy.

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Yeah, kind of what I like about him. Seems scrappy, but doesn't lose any technique because of it.


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i see all the skills and physicality that you guys are talking about... but in the age of big tall wide recievers ,,do we really want to go back to the small CB.... ? that was one of our issues with Tru and Wilson , in position but to small to make the play.. look at wilson in our wildcard game... in position couldn't make the plays..JMO

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Poyer has been the guy who has impressed all week in bama. If we draft a CB, he's the guy and at 6ft even and 200lbs he isn't a small CB.


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Marcus is not a small corner in the way Wilson/Jennings were small corners. He has always been physical and around the ball. Size is not his issue. His issue has always been ball skills.

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I dont see the Seahawks picking a DB in the first two rounds, where Tru will most likely be nabbed. But, if he falls to the 3rd, yeah, the Seahawks would take him. He'd be better than all but Browner and Sherman. And, what McGruff said about his size, he plays WAAY bigger. Kind of like Earl.


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I've never been a huge fan of him, always thought he lacked some awareness and tended to have lapses in concentration. However this is probably based on being irritated watching crappy defenses. I didn't watch near enough this year to formulate a half decent opinion. Mostly ignore what I think about him, he made plenty of bog plays for us over the years.


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Trufant impressing at Senior Bowl
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/huskyfootball/2013/01/22/tuesday-night-notes-trufant-impressing-at-senior-bowl/

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Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net is reporting that nfl scouts are saying that he is a lock first rounder after his senior bowl performance in practice.


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I've been hearing that the first round is possible, too. Good for the kid!

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Yeah I read this on walterfootball.com (coverage live from Mobile):

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"When it was time for the one-on-ones between the receivers and cornerbacks, a few players really did well. The most impressive among them was Trufant. He started out by slapping a pass away from Marshall receiver Aaron Dobson. Trufant then had tight coverage on Dobson on a quick slant with a near pass broken up.

Trufant continued his success by forcing incompletions on his last two reps. The first came with good coverage to push a throw out of bounds against Oregon State wideout Markus Wheaton, and the next was when Trufant batted away a ball intended for Syracuse receiver Alec Lemon. Trufant is a big trash-talker and plays with a cocky swagger. He's helped himself this week."

Sherm' stuff here? In the attitude ofc...!

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